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Hughes, Claire; Foley, Sarah; White, Naomi; Devine, Rory T. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
Background: There is an urgent need to accelerate the detection of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). A recent brief questionnaire designed for teachers and nursery staff, the Brief Early Skills and Support Index (BESSI), shows promising psychometric properties (Hughes, Daly, Foley, White, & Devine, 2015. "British Journal…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Special Needs Students, Psychometrics, Screening Tests
Mottram, Emily; McCoy, Emily – National Literacy Trust, 2010
In the last three decades, several strands of research have produced compelling evidence justifying a focus on the family with a particular emphasis on early years in order to raise literacy standards. Partners in Literacy is an evidence-based model which is built on these key research findings, these are: (1) Families and parents are critical to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Models, Intervention, Family Characteristics
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Jokela, Markus; Power, Chris; Kivimaki, Mika – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2009
Background: Childhood externalizing and internalizing behaviors have been associated with injury risk in childhood and adolescence, but it is unknown whether this association continues to hold in adulthood. We examined whether externalizing and internalizing behaviors expressed in childhood predict injuries in childhood, adolescence, and…
Descriptors: Social Class, Family Size, Injuries, Children
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Morpeth, Louise; Blower, Sarah; Tobin, Kate; Taylor, Rod S.; Bywater, Tracey; Edwards, Rhiannon Tudor; Axford, Nick; Lehtonen, Minna; Jones, Carys; Berry, Vashti – Child Care in Practice, 2017
The prognosis for children with early-onset conduct disorder is poor. Conduct disorder also has a social cost for families and communities, and an economic cost for society through the increased use of health, education, social, legal and detention services. In this study, the Incredible Years (IY) BASIC programme was delivered to parents of…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Parent Education
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Bhardwaj, Anjali K.; Forrester-Jones, Rachel V. E.; Murphy, Glynis H. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Background: Little research exists comparing the social networks of people with intellectual disability (ID) from South Asian and White backgrounds. This UK study reports on the barriers that South Asian people with intellectual disability face in relation to social inclusion compared to their White counterparts. Materials and methods: A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Adults, Intellectual Disability
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Blair, Mitch; Nandasoma, Mangalani; Crown, Nicola – Children & Society, 2001
Compared child care knowledge of United Kingdom 14- to 16- year-olds with and without learning difficulties. Found that knowledge of basic parenting and child care depended on type of school attended, reading ability of special school students, and provision of health education by the special school nurse. Found no associations between knowledge…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Rearing, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Boyle, Bill; Charles, Marie – Curriculum Journal, 2012
The authors' experiences of observing teaching and learning in schools have led them to become concerned at the dominant paradigm of a "pedagogy of poverty" at the expense of a "pedagogy of plenty". Bernstein's theory of power and control of education knowledge is overtly practised in classrooms globally. This is evidenced in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Social Class, Teacher Student Relationship
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Quaye, Lydia; Nicolaou, Nicos; Shane, Scott; Mangino, Massimo – International Journal of Developmental Science, 2012
To identify specific genetic variants influencing the phenotype of entrepreneurship, we conducted a genome-wide association study (GWAS) with 3,933 Caucasian females from the TwinsUK Adult Twin Registry. Following stringent genotype quality control, GWAF (genome-wide association analyses for family data) software was used to assess the association…
Descriptors: Genetics, Biological Sciences, Entrepreneurship, Twins
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Gabhainn, Saoirse Nic; Dolan, Pat; Canavan, John; O'Higgins, Siobhan – Child Care in Practice, 2009
The needs of all service users include those related to physical, emotional, sexual and mental health. This article documents where child health needs are recognised and being met within family support services in the west of Ireland, investigates whether there is variation across different types of family support services and presents the views…
Descriptors: Health Needs, Family Programs, Mental Health, Child Health
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Cote, Sylvana M.; Doyle, Orla; Petitclerc, Amelie; Timmins, Lori – Child Development, 2013
This study used a British cohort ("n" = [approximately]13,000) to investigate the association between child care during infancy and later cognition while controlling for social selection and missing data. It was found that attending child care (informal or center based) at 9 months was positively associated with cognitive outcomes at age…
Descriptors: Child Care, Infants, Correlation, Regression (Statistics)
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Burman, Erica; Greenstein, Anat; Bragg, Jo; Hanley, Terry; Kalambouka, Afroditi; Lupton, Ruth; McCoy, Lauren; Sapin, Kate; Winter, Laura – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2017
This paper draws on material generated from a qualitative study of educational impacts of a British welfare reform affecting housing rent subsidy, size and location commonly known as "the bedroom tax" (Bragg et al., 2015), which was partly taken as a topic for study specifically because of its iconic status as a controversial and…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Welfare Services
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Green, Jonathan; Jacobs, Brian; Beecham, Jennifer; Dunn, Graham; Kroll, Leo; Tobias, Catherine; Briskman, Jackie – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2007
Background: Inpatient treatment is a complex intervention for the most serious mental health disorders in child and adolescent psychiatry. This is the first large-scale study into its effectiveness and costs. Previous studies have been criticised for methodological weaknesses. Methods: A prospective cohort study, including economic evaluation,…
Descriptors: Health Needs, Needs Assessment, Mental Health, Psychiatry
Morris, Marian; Easton, Claire – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2008
Narrowing the Gap (NtG) is a two-year development and research programme, funded by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) and the Local Government Association (LGA), working in partnership with other agencies, including local authorities. It seeks to make a significant difference, on a national scale, to the performance of…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, At Risk Persons, Statistical Data, Disabilities
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Axup, Tina; Gersch, Irvine – British Journal of Special Education, 2008
In this article, Tina Axup, an educational psychologist working in Southend-on-Sea, and Irvine Gersch, director of educational and child psychology programmes at the University of East London, describe a small-scale study of teachers' attitudes regarding the impact of student behaviour on their professional lives. Anecdotal evidence within a local…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Educational Psychology, Coping, Child Psychology
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Feiler, Anthony; Greenhough, Pamela; Winter, Jan – Educational Review, 2006
In this paper we report some of the literacy and numeracy actions developed on the Home School Knowledge Exchange (HKSE) project and examine these in relation to the engagement of participants. The exchanges of knowledge included two-way processes where aspects of children's out-of-school worlds informed teaching and learning in the classroom as…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Literacy, Numeracy, Parent Participation
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